Perhaps inadvertently, this video highlights one of the weaker aspects of Damian Johnson's game. Regardless of what else he can do, Johnson is not a good shooter. This might be because he releases the ball when on his way down.
- 5th December, 2011.
2005 - 2010
Miami Heat (Summer League)
Minnesota Timberwolves (Summer League)
August 2010 - June 2011
Oita Heat Devils (Japan, BJ League)
November 2011 - December 2011
Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
December 2011 - June 2012
Springfield Armor (D-League)
January 2014 - September 2014
Mount Gambier Pioneers (Australia, SEABL)
20th August, 2010
Signed a one year contract with Oita Heat Devils.
2nd November, 2011
Designated as a local tryout player by Bakersfield Jam.
28th December, 2011
Waived by Bakersfield Jam.
30th December, 2011
Acquired by Springfield Armor.
15th January, 2014
Signed a one season contract with Mount Gambier Pioneers.
Johnson makes it onto the team largely on account of his five year career at the University of Minnesota. He is a 6'7 small forward an NBA calibre athlete, who unfortunately is dependent upon his athleticism. Johnson blocks shots and wins possessions by free-roaming defensively, and rebounds well for his height; however, in a half court offense, there's not a whole lot you can do with him. The same criticisms could also be levied at Stanley Robinson, and they didn't stop him from being drafted 59th overall, but Robinson is bigger and better. Nevertheless, I hereby predict that Damian Johnson will perform more than respectably in Israel for his first professional season next year.
Note: Non-US teams that the player
has played for are, unless stated otherwise, from the top division in
that nation. If a league or division name is expressly stated, it's not
the top division. The only exceptions to this are the rare occasions where
no one league is said to be above the other, such as with the JBL/BJ League
split in Japan.